Monday, April 2, 2018


Free: Computer-based sample tests

  • Watch this tutorial before you start.
  • Check your answers as you do the test. Once the test has finished you will not be able to check them.
Answer keys:
There is no answer key for the Writing paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments on the relevant pages of the B2 First handbook.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


  • What's your favourite place in town?
My favourite place in town is located at the centre of Heraklion. It's called Lion's Square and it is very popular, especially with teenagers. There are many cafes and shops here so you can sit, relax and go shopping. This place is mostly known because of the big and beautiful fountain which is the reason for the square's name.

  • What's your favourite singer?
My favourite singer is Selena Gomez, who is very popular with young girls. I love listening to her songs, because their lyrics want to send a message and the music suits them perfectly. The messages that are sent have to do mostly with love and that's why her songs become popular with teenagers.
  • What's your favourite hobby?
In my free time I like doing many things. One of them is going out with my friends. We like chilling out at the centre of the town and shopping or just going for a walk. We prefer meeting and having a great time instead of chatting online. 
  • What's your favourite type of music?
I enjoy listening to music in my spare time, especially when I listen to my favourite type called pop music. In this type of music most of the songs become popular easily and refer to love and emotions. My favourite pop singers are Shawn Mendes and Selena Gomez. 
  • What's your favourite sport?
My favourite sport is volleyball. I like it very much because it's a team sport, so all the players cooperate together to win and they get to know each other easily. Also, it is a good way to keep fit and it is not as exhausting as other sports.
  • What's your favourite teacher?
I like many of my teachers at school and one of them is my Language teacher. She is very knowledgeable and she actually impress some of my classmates because of her amazing vocabulary. I like the way she teaches as most of the students understand well and pay attention. She also gives us some exercises which make us think of something unusual and different.

Answering personal questions

What's your favorite hobby?
       My favorite hobby is dancing.I love it, because while I am dancing I can express my feelings and also get fit and have a good figure.Actually, I don't really enjoy ballet.I prefer modern dance,because you are free and you can improvise.

What's your favorite teacher?

  My favorite teacher is my Chemistry teacher.She is a very good teacher and very kind with th students.She always smiles and helps us when with have a problem.She also tries to do all the excercises at school in order not to give us a lot of homework at school.That's why she is my favorite teacher!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas videos and New Year’s Resolutions

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Girl and boy

Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a dog. Her parents had gone on an excursion and told her when she was afraid to put her hand under the bed where her dog was. One night she listened to the sound of the bath and put his hand under the bed. 

The dog was sorry and he was not afraid of the other. The other evening the same night was heard and the girl was tired of listening to all of them. so they went to the bathroom and when they came back her parents ... the girl together with the dog were hanging in the toilet and in the mirror she said that only the dog

Helen’s nightmare

Helen had just turned twelve. That evening on Tuesday October 19th, she had laid down early when her mother's voice awakened her. The voice came from the lower floor. "Helen, come down quickly to the kitchen. I want to speak to you" Helen, clearly annoyed and sleepy, came out barefoot and before her bare foot touched the first step, a hand pulled her violently back. It belonged to her mother, who was scared to whisper "I heard it too".

Monday, October 23, 2017

Letter of expressing a preference

Dear Editor,
     I read the article in your newspaper about the refreshment bar and the vending machines. As far as I know, it would be better to provide a refreshment bar.
     First of all, the refreshment bar will contain lots of healthy food for young people to eat. Moreover, eating healthy food and watching its benefits on them will probably make them want to buy and consume more and more. If that doesn't work and teenagers aren't buying this kind of food because they might prefer unhealthy snacks, classes should be set up about healthy eating and explain to them what is best for their diet.
     The vending machines would be a bad idea. The reason for this is that they sell junk food, such as fizzy drinks, potato chips, candy bars to name but a few. Furthermore, this food won't be nutritional and won't give them the energy that is needed to keep them focused, clear minded, energetic and healthy.
     To sum up, I believe that the best idea would be the refreshment bar. I hope my thoughts will be considered.
              Yours sincerely,
                     George Georgandelis